Sports

Ponaganset’s 54-year wait is over

Baseball team wins first Div. II title, holds off Prout in best-of-three finals
PAWTUCKET – With a 6-4-3 game-ending double play, the Ponaganset High baseball team clinched the first championship in its history last Thursday afternoon with a 4-1 victory over The Prout School in... more

Seaver steps into retirement

After 37 seasons, the last 24 as Mount St. Charles' head coach, veteran baseball skipper calls it a career
WOONSOCKET – Tom Seaver remembers the exact date when he decided that – after 37 years as a baseball coach, the last 24 as Mount St. Charles Academy’s head coach – it was time to stop filling out... more

Clippers' Coppolino hammers down All-American honor

Recent Cumberland graduate places sixth at New Balance national track and field meet
CUMBERLAND – Recent Cumberland High graduate Mike Coppolino put the finishing touches on a sensational high school track and field career at last weekend’s New Balance National Championships at North... more

New-look Collette Vacations begins American Legion season

Local Senior Division baseball team joins forces with Riverside Post 10 ballclub
LINCOLN – After suffering a 12-5 loss to defending state champion Upper Deck Post 86/14 in its R.I. American Legion Senior Division opener on Tuesday, June 14, at Chet Nichols Field, the new-look... more

Rao earns All-American honor in hammer throw

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Three months after earning All-American honors during the indoor track and field season, Ponaganset High sophomore Gianna Rao added another All-American accolade to her growing... more

CYLAX’s Grades 5-6 D2 White team claims state title

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Association’s Boys’ Grades 5-6 D2 White team brought home the state championship last Saturday afternoon by posting an 8-5 victory over East Bay-Blue... more

Upper Deck begins R.I. American Legion season with three victories

LINCOLN – The Upper Deck Post 86/14 American Legion baseball team launched its defense of its Senior Division state championship last week by winning its first three league games of the season.... more

Comeback comes up short in NP Connie Mack baseball team’s 10-9 loss to Scituate

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Connie Mack baseball team nearly pulled off a magical comeback in its home opener last Saturday afternoon against Scituate, but Scituate was able to shake off... more

Lincoln U10 baseball team wins SYBSA Father’s Day tourney

SHARON, Mass. – The Lincoln Little League U10 All-Star baseball team picked up five straight victories over Massachusetts teams to take home the championship in the SYBSA (Sharon Youth Baseball and... more

Barone’s Construction takes Babe Ruth rematch with KFC

LL Data Design leads Admiral, defending champions in North Providence-Smithfield standings
NORTH PROVIDENCE – In a rematch of last year’s North Providence-Smithfield Babe Ruth championship series, Barone’s Construction exacted its revenge by coming from behind to post a 4-3 extra-inning... more

Bouthillette enjoys record-setting day in final high school race

RENTON, Wash. – North Providence native Matt Bouthillette’s final high school race turned out to be an exceptional one, as he placed eighth in the two-mile run at the Brooks PR Invitational in a... more

Local high school grads head to Saturday’s R.I. All-Star Football Game

CUMBERLAND – Nine recently graduated high school seniors who excelled on the football field last year will don their helmets and shoulder pads one last time this Saturday at 4 p.m. at the 4th annual... more

Briere places seventh in hammer at New Balance Nationals

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The hammer throwers on the Woonsocket High boys’ and girls’ outdoor track and field squads turned in outstanding efforts as they tested their mettle against the country’s best high... more

Jason Forget Memorial golf tournament raises $11,325 for Jimmy Fund

PROVIDENCE – The 3rd annual Jason Forget Memorial Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament, which was held last Friday at Triggs Memorial Golf Course, saw 144 golfers compete in a best-ball format under near-... more